SsangYong Actyon

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SsangYong Actyon
SsangYong Actyon facelift 01 Auto China 2014-04-23.jpg
ManufacturerSsangYong Motor
Also calledFor Actyon SUV:
SsangYong Korando (Ecuador, 2006–2011)[1]
SsangYong Nomad (Kazakhstan, 2014–2017)[2][3]
Micro Actyon (Sri Lanka)
Phoenix SUV
For Actyon Sports:
Phoenix SUT
SsangYong Musso (UK, 2016–2018)
Production2005–2010 (Actyon)
2006–2018 (Actyon Sports)
Body and chassis
ClassCompact SUV (Actyon)
Sport utility truck (Actyon Sports)
Body style5-door wagon (Actyon)
4-door pick-up (Actyon Sports)
Wheelbase2,740 mm (107.9 in) (Actyon)
3,060 mm (120 in) (Actyon Sports)
Length4,455 mm (175.4 in) (Actyon)
4,965 mm (195.5 in) (Actyon Sports)
Width1,880 mm (74 in) (Actyon)
1,900 mm (75 in) (Actyon Sports)
Height1,735 mm (68.3 in) (Actyon)
1,755 mm (69.1 in) (Actyon Sports)
PredecessorFor Actyon SUV:
SsangYong Korando (1996-2006)
For Actyon Sports:
SsangYong Musso Sports
SuccessorFor Actyon SUV:
SsangYong Korando (C200 series)
For Actyon Sports:
SsangYong Musso (Q200 series)

The SsangYong Actyon /ækˈtən/ is a compact SUV[4] built by the South Korean automobile manufacturer SsangYong Motor from 2005 to 2011 for the first generation and 2012 to present for the second. It was available either as an SUV (Actyon) or as a pick-up truck (Actyon Sports). They replaced the SsangYong Musso and Musso Sports.[5] The name is an amalgam of the words "action" and "young".[6]


Both are available 2WD or 4WD systems and a third generation common rail VGT turbo diesel engine or a 2.3-litre overhead cam four-cylinder petrol engine.

Replacing the original Musso, the Actyon Sports has a wider track, increased load capacity and a more fuel efficient European designed engine.

The vehicle also comes with double wishbone front suspension and a five-link rear end as well as the availability of ESP (Electronic Stability Program) is a big offering from the South Korean manufacturer. Along with ESP, the Actyon comes with hill descent control as standard (on some models).

The European sourced diesel engine produces 104 kW (139 hp) of power at 4000 rpm and 310 N⋅m (229 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2700 rpm. The 2.3-litre petrol engine produces around 110 kW (148 hp) at 5500 rpm ad 214 N⋅m (158 lb⋅ft) at 4500 rpm.

Other optional equipment includes keyless entry, dual airbags, speed-sensitive central locking, engine immobilizer and alarm, electric windows, child safety door locks and tray liner.

Initially offered with a four-speed automatic,[7] the Actyon was later upgraded with a six-speed automatic transmission sourced from Australian company Drivetrain Systems International.[8] For a few years there was no Australian importer for SsangYong so the supply contract for the automatic transmissions disappeared and Drivetrain Systems International went into receivership eventually being bought out by Chinese conglomerate Geely, where then all manufacturing was moved to China. After a number of issues with the six-speed automatic transmissions, SSangyong reverted to a five-speed automatic transmission for automatic Actyon Sports.

In 2008, Phoenix Motorcars in Ontario, California introduced the Phoenix SUV and Phoenix SUT for fleet managers. These 2 Electric-powered vehicles based on the design of the SsangYong Actyon SUV and SUT. The production to the public is possible by 2010.

In 2010, the Actyon received a facelift.[9]


In 2012, Ssangyong launched an updated version of the Actyon Sports pickup, which in the Korean market is called Korando Sports. It is essentially a production version of the SUT-1 Concept Car as seen on the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.


SsangYong New Zealand launched an Actyon Racing series in 2014. The series features a field of slightly modified Actyons with identical drive-trains, allowing driver ability to determine race outcomes. The racing Actyons feature a 2.3-litre Mercedes-Benz petrol engine routed through a four-speed sequential gearbox, locally sourced and an open differential. The suspension is lowered to improve handling and a full protective cage and harnesses are installed.[10]



  1. ^ "Korando". ImpoSsangYong del Ecuador S.A. Archived from the original on 8 May 2008.
  2. ^ "SsangYong Nomad". SsangYong Kazakhstan. Archived from the original on 13 March 2016.
  3. ^ "SsangYong Nomad". (in Russian).
  4. ^ "First drive: It's Actyon stations for SsangYong". GoAuto. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2012. SSANGYONG has introduced a compact SUV that is more at home in the country than the city.
  5. ^ "Ssangyong sset to ssoar". GoAuto. 18 December 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2012. A new SUV and a replacement for its popular Musso Sport will double SsangYong sales [...] It will also be joined by a Actyon four-door utility known as the Sport, replacing the well-received but ageing Musso Sport, which dates back to the Musso wagon of 1993 (1996 in Australia).
  6. ^ "SsangYong's next Musso caught in Actyon!". GoAuto. 3 May 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2012. Actyon is an amalgam of "action" and "young
  7. ^ Tan, Paul. "Ssangyong Actyon Sport Pick-Up Truck Test Drive Review". Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  8. ^ Tan, Paul. "Ssangyong gives Actyon SUT a 6-speed automatic". Retrieved 7 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2010-02-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "SsangYong New Zealand - SsangYong 'Actyon Sport Ute' Racing Series".

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